From soprano to tenor: Griffinâs story
Posted in: Hall of Fame 20th May 2013
Griffin Nichol thought he might lose his singing voice when he transitioned, but he has made it back into the National Youth Choir. Now he needs help in his bid to tour with the group.
Suicide! An individualâs solution or a cop out for society?
Posted in: Health & HIV 20th May 2013
Many people will believe that when a person makes the decision to end their own life, the issue is one of being to unable to take what life has presented.
Candlelight Memorial: Tributes and memories
Posted in: HIV 19th May 2013
Readers share memories and tributes to people they have loved and lost, as we mark the 30th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial.
MP Goff ups pressure over suppressed Army "shortcomings"
Posted in: People 17th May 2013
Former Defence Minister Phil Goff is vowing not to give up asking questions about the death of Corporal Dougie Hughes until he gets the answers the late soldier and his family deserve.
Helen Clark: âso much remains to be doneâ
Posted in: Features 17th May 2013
"So much remains to be done in securing rights for GLBT people, and ensuring they can live lives free from violence, intimidation, and secrecy," Helen Clark marks IDAHO.
Candlelight memorial: tributes and memories sought
This Sunday is the 30th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. Would you like to share your memories of people you have loved and lost? We are planning a tributes and memories page, which we will run on Sunday.
A new gay anthem?
Posted in: Music 16th May 2013
Sara Bareillesâ new track Brave was inspired by a friend who was struggling to come out. The song has been hailed as one which is: âdestined to become an LGBT anthem for the agesâ.
Auckland Council: Ignoring sound advice about street sex work
Posted in: Comment 16th May 2013
In the third article in this continuing series on Auckland street sex work, Asenati Lole-Taylor's proposed bill and Ministry of Justice advice are discussed.
A second chance for love
Posted in: People 16th May 2013
3rd Degree shares the story of Julie Johnson and Siahn Taylor, who fell in love in prison - where they were both sent for killing strangers they drove into while drunk at parties, aged 19.
Out Takes preview: Frauensee
Posted in: Movies 14th May 2013
The opening night womenâs film for Out Takes 2013 is Frauensee, a âhigh voltageâ German feature revolving around four women at the aptly named Womenâs Lake.
Out Takes preview: Gayby
Posted in: Movies 13th May 2013
Gayby has been selected as the opening night menâs film for the 2013 Out Takes festival. Watch its trailer here, as we begin highlighting some of the flicks the festival has selected.
Mothers' Day: Di and Liz's rough road to motherhood!
Posted in: True Stories 12th May 2013
Di and Liz Harding have a gorgeous family; their adorable twins are now teenagers, which many parents might say is the toughest period of their lives. But for Di and Liz, getting pregnant in the first place was battle, after battle, after battle.
The gaping holes in gay Christchurch history
Posted in: Our Communities 11th May 2013
The earthquakes wiped out all physical evidence of most of the places gay men, and occasionally women, used to congregate. Here are current photos of some of your favourite ex-places.
Summary Offences Act 1988 NSW: Attacking Street Sex Workers?
Posted in: Comment 9th May 2013
The New South Wales Summary Offences Act 1988 is often advocated by New Zealand opponents of street sex work, but does this legislation actually work, or does it render vulnerable street sex workers more vulnerable?
No Ordinary Son: Part Two
Posted in: Our Communities 8th May 2013
Native Affairs delves into the suicide of Dougie Hughes in Afghanistan. His family believes it wasn't his sexuality which led to his death, but rather the way the Army dealt with his sexuality.